Category Archives: Technologies

FUTURECAST: GOODBYE WIFI, HELLO LIFI

We have all heard of WIFI, the wireless method of transferring data that has revolutionized the way we work, watch TV and play games, but what is LIFI? Light fidelity (LIFI) is likely to be the next stage in the natural … Continue reading

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What is Kinetic Paving?

Kinetic paving draws usable energy from footsteps. One of the companies leading the kinetic pavers charge, London-based Pavegen, said the technology works using electromagnetic induction generators, which vertically displace from the weight of human footsteps. That displacement motion creates the … Continue reading

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3D PRINTING IN HOME BUILDING

3D Printed Whole House in 24 Hours What is 3D Printing? 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive … Continue reading

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SMART HOME TECH TRENDS IN 2018

Homeowners are beginning to embrace smart home technology and artificial intelligence in their homes, with connected lighting systems, virtual assistants, and programmable thermostats that learn your preferences. A myriad of new products were on display at trade shows that kicked … Continue reading

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LUTRON CASETA LIGHT SWITCHES MADE #2 ON THE WASHINGTON POST’S SMART GADGET LIST

Newport is proud to see the Lutron Caseta Light Switches make the news in the top smart gadgets to buy this year. We were a part of this cutting edge smart lighting technology from Lutron Electronics before the system was even … Continue reading

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THE NEW AND IMPROVED PHOTOVOLTAICS

Photovoltaic efficiency keeps improving. SunPower recently achieved 24 percent efficiency with its panels, delivering 70% more electricity than conventional solar panels from the same space over 25 years. So, you are thinking of building a new home, and you want … Continue reading

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FIVE TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY HOUSES ARE BUILT

There are innovative, new technologies that are poised to influence the building industry according to John Ellis, a managing director of Ellis & Associates, a management consulting firm that serves clients in the automotive, consumer, connectivity, and software fields. These influential … Continue reading

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